Working Films constructs collaborative campaigns between filmmakers and social justice organizations.Since 2002, we have partnered with filmmakers and organizers on campaigns focused on championing environmental, racial and criminal justice and ending U.S. policies and directives that sanction torture.
Working Films partnered with the filmmakers, Gini Reticker and Abigail E. Disney, of Fork Films, and Auburn Media to lead a collective effort during the theatrical release of Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Our commitment began in NYC and was followed with screenings in Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle.
The My House is Your House campaign, directed by Working Films from 2002 to 2008 was aimed at eliminating the production and consumption of PVC plastic through community action initiatives developed around the film Blue Vinyl. The film has become a significant part of a global movement to replace PVC with safer, healthier and more environmentally sustainable alternatives.
The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib campaign was a national community engagement and action initiative, directed by Working Films from 2007 to 2009, aimed at mobilizing citizens to help stop U.S. sponsored torture.
The Everything’s Cool campaign was a two-year national campaign aimed at engaging communities to take action on climate change with the goal of building a green and just future. Working Films directed the campaign, from late 2006 through late 2008, in partnership with grassroots organizations at the forefront of the climate action movement – from those coordinating national days of action and putting political leadership on the spot, to those raising young voices against the climate crisis and demanding a green energy economy that will provide jobs and advancement for low-income people
New Faces: Latinos in North Carolina is a curriculum-based media project for classrooms and communities that examines the cultural and economic contributions of Latino workers in North Carolina, as well as the challenges they face. The New Faces curriculum informs and engages youth and adult learners around issues of worker's rights, economic justice and race and ethnicity.